The Devil is a Gentleman : The Life and Times of Dennis Wheatley Hardback
by Phil Baker
Part of the Biography/Dark Masters series
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 600 pages, Illustrations, ports.
- Publisher: Dedalus Ltd
- Publication Date: 06/10/2009
- Category: Biography: literary
- ISBN: 9781903517758
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Review by nwdavies
The facts are interesting, as is Wheatley's life and writing, but this book was spoiled to a large degree by the obvious dislike of the author for its subject matter. That Wheatley was not a great writer of literature has never been denied, least of all by Wheatley himself, but to constantly refer to this time and again and to continually use snide phrasing when talking about his character just got irritating. I would have preferred a biography that was unbiased either for or against. This was very much angled against. Saved by the subject matter, not by the writing.